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The NDM-1 enzyme was named after New Delhi, the capital city of India, as it was first described by Yong et al. in December 2009 in a Swedish national who fell ill with an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection that he acquired in India. The infection was unsuccessfully treated in a New Delhi hospital, and, after the patient's repatriation to Sweden, a carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strain bearing the novel gene was identified. The authors concluded that the new resistance mechanism "clearly arose in India, but there are few data arising from India to suggest how widespread it is." Its exact geographical origin, however, has not been conclusively verified. In March 2010, a study in a hospital in Mumbai found that most carbapenem-resistant bacteria isolated from patients carried the blaNDM-1 gene.
A hospital in London and another in Nottingham have confirmed they have treated patients with the new 'superbug', which is resistant to the most powerful antibiotics. There are fears that without vigilance the enzyme that allows any bacteria to become a superbug could become widespread in NHS hospitals. It has infected around 50 Britons so far, many of whom returned to the UK after undergoing surgery in India or Pakistan. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) yesterday stepped up its warnings about the new gene called NDM-1, or New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamose after the place where it was first identified. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
NDM-1 found in 11 other bacteria April 7, 2011 The most significant finding is the presence of this gene in bacteria – Shigella boydii and Vibrio cholerae – that cause dysentery and cholera respectively. This could make these bacteria drug resistant and render these diseases untreatable with available drugs. The gene was also found in 11 bacterial species in which it had not been [...]
Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
Yes add this one too your bug problem too.
Europe is doomed... The enzyme will be Winning like sheen if it all goes for the worse.
Originally posted by alysha.angel
reply to post by Sinter Klaas
lets hope it doesnt and they find something to fight this with.edit on 7/4/11 by alysha.angel because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Matthew Dark
reply to post by anumohi
Where'd you learn that?